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Welcome to Brackenhill Primary School

Dear Parents and Carers,

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to Brackenhill Primary School.

Helen Metcalf


At Brackenhill Primary School we are very proud of our children and offer:

  • a place where every pupil is valued as an individual,
  • a dedicated team of staff who are committed to providing the very best for all children,
  • an environment that is welcoming, safe, creative, supportive, challenging and fun;
  • teaching and learning that is exciting, relevant and active,
  • the opportunity for every child to achieve their potential and develop a thirst for learning,
  • an environment where children will experience a sense of pride in their achievements and where children can develop and refine their social, communication and interpersonal skills

Our delivery of the national curriculum is embedded in creative themes which offer a wide range of experiences, whilst ensuring the love and knowledge of individual curriculum subjects is promoted, and is designed to serve the very diverse community of which we are so proud.  We encourage everyone to show care and respect for each other and respect everyone’s faiths and traditions. At the heart of our curriculum is the development of social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding as well as a strong understanding of British Values so our pupils become valued, caring and respectful members of society.

Our school also offers pupils a wide variety of clubs and opportunities to take on responsibility within the school in roles such as House Captain or Brackenhill Buddy.

Pupils consistently make good or better progress at Brackenhill Primary School across all key stages. Please refer to the Ofsted and SATs results tab for the data.

In July 2019 the overall effectiveness of the school was judged as good by Ofsted and we continue to strive to improve within all areas of school life and want to ensure that our amazing children receive the best education possible so that they can go out into the world and realise their dreams.

We are absolutely committed to working in partnership with our parents and our community.  We have parent classes running through the week and Brackenhill Friendship Group supports the school through organising activities such as school fairs, trips and coffee mornings.

We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to offer a modern, fit for purpose building which supports pupils’ learning.  We are also very lucky to have wonderful grounds including a wild life garden, cycle track and growing garden.

Horton Bank Top Food Bank

Horton Bank Top Food Bank is open every day throughout lockdown between 3-5pm. They provide deliveries to families who can’t travel to the food bank for whatever reason e.g. if they are self-isolating to the following areas – BD7, BD6, Clayton and Queensbury. They also provide halal food packages.

If you would like to arrange a time to visit the food bank, details are on the poster below. 

Click here to view the poster 

School closure during lockdown

Due to current lockdown restrictions school is only open for critical worker and vulnerable children only. These places are extremely limited, if you need a place please email office@brackenhillprimary.co.uk and provide your child's name, class, number of days required and details of your employment. This will be passed to SLT for consideration.

Remote learning will be in place throughout lockdown and details are provided under the remote learning section of the website.   

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.

Free School Meals Food Parcels/Vouchers

All children who receive free school meals are entitled to a food parcel/voucher during the lockdown period. Those families who are eligible have been contacted via school ping, if you have not received this please contact the school office. 

Important documents relating to Covid

As the UK has now entered another national lockdown we have updated our key Covid information documents which are below. The updated risk assessment can be found in the Covid 19 information tab to the left of this information.

Please ensure that you read these documents.

Remote Learning

All our online learning will be set via Seesaw again and instructions are provided under the Remote Learning section of the website.

If your child is isolating then they will need to access their online learning via Seesaw. Please make sure that they are accessing the activities daily. All children brought their login details home but if you need your child's password then please email: seesaw.learning@brackenhillprimary.co.uk with your child's name and class. 

Brackenhill Primary Spring Summer 2020-2021 Lunch Menu

School Ping updates

School News Feed
  • Important
    12 February 2021
    Track and Trace
    It is a government requirement that we continue to track and trace all positive Covid cases during the school holidays. We have set up a separate email address for you to use from 4pm on Friday 12th February to Friday 19th February, after which time the email address will no longer be in use. Should your child or an immediate family member test positive, please send the following information to contacttracing@brackenhillprimary.co.uk • Name of child • Class and year group • The date they started with symptoms and what those symptoms are • The date of the positive test • If your child has been in school or has been learning remotely Thank you for your continued support.
  • Important
    2 February 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers, Due to heavy snow fall during the night and the forecast for more this morning alongside poor travelling conditions for staff and parents, we have taken the decision to close school today. We apologise for any inconvenience. School will re-open on Wednesday 3rd February for key worker and vulnerable families. Please can all children access remote learning today which will be available via our online platform, Seesaw. Thank you.
  • General
    1 February 2021
    Letter regarding ParentPay
    Good afternoon Please find attached a letter regarding ParentPay. Thank you
  • Important
    25 January 2021
    Phone calls
    Please be aware that all families are receiving weekly welfare phone calls from the staff in school and some families will be receiving additional calls for their children. These calls will be from a private number/withheld number, so please do answer the call where possible. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Important
    25 January 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers, Following the message sent out this morning regarding school gates opening at 8.45am tomorrow, please can we clarify that this message only applies to the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils that are in school and not all children. Thank you.
  • Important
    15 January 2021
    Remote learning today
    Please be aware that remote learning will carry on as normal today. Children of key workers and vulnerable children should access their learning via Seesaw today. Thank you.
  • Important
    15 January 2021
    School closure due to snow
    Due to the freezing temperatures and the current lying snow, together with poor travelling conditions for staff and parents, we have taken the decision to close school today. We apologise for any inconvenience. School will re-open on Monday 18th January for key worker and vulnerable families.
  • Important
    11 January 2021
    Seesaw home learning
    Dear Parents/Carers, Please find attached a letter from the Headteacher in relation to home learning.
  • Important
    5 January 2021
    Work Packs
    Dear Parent/Carers, Work packs for use during lockdown will be available from school later today. Please use the Bartle Lane gate to access the school site, from here you will be guided to the collection point. Timings for collection are as follows: Years 5 and 6 - 1.00pm - 1.45pm Years 3 and 4 - 1.45pm - 2.30pm Years 1 and 2 - 2.30pm - 3.15pm Nursery and Reception - 3.15pm - 4.00pm If you have more than one child in school, you can pick up the packs for all your children when you collect the pack pack for your oldest child. Thank you.
  • Important
    5 January 2021
    Critical Workers
    Dear Parents/Carers, When emailing school about Critical Worker places, please ensure you provide the following information: Name of children Classes Telephone Number Job roles of parents Please ensure this information is emailed to school no later than 11.30am today. Thank you.
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Well done to the children of key workers who have commemorated VE day with some beautiful crafts


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